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Scaling People: Start with the End in Mind

On January 31, 2017, in HRExaminer, Jason Seiden, by Jason Seiden
“Scaling people has always been a challenge, but there are aspects to the way business operates today that make it harder—or easier—than ever. Ten years ago, “employee experience” and “candidate experience” weren’t things. But then the internet happened.” - Jason Seiden

HRExaminer v8.04

On January 27, 2017, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Rob May, Weekly, by John Sumser
Rob May writes, “HR and AI have both been hyped as strategic assets that will change the future of work, but the reality of these promises never seems to arrive. Over the next three to ten years that may finally change.” How AI Will Change HR by 2020 (and Beyond).

Is the Future of Work People? While the industrial era expanded employment eventually, there was a pesky hundred years between the start of factories and the First World War. John Sumser has more in, The Future of Work Is People (and so is Soylent Green).

On episode 106 of HR Tech Weekly: Is Workday’s Wal-Mart Deal a Game Changer?, ADP Acquires The Marcus Buckingham Company to Expand Talent Portfolio, HR Consultants for Hire: ADP Now Offers Professional Services for Mid-sized Businesses, Microsoft is developing its own human capital management apps, and 21st Century Cures Act gives brokers huge edge in HR tech war.

Bryan Chaney is a global talent sourcing and attraction strategist. He’s worked at IBM, Twilio and currently leads employment brand for corporate recruitment at Indeed. Listen to HRExaminer Radio Executive Conversations with Bryan Chaney.

On Episode 5 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John Sumser and Josh Wright, the Chief Economist at iCIMS, peek over the horizon with jobs data. Listen to Josh Wright, the Chief Economist at iCIMS.

HRExaminer v8.03

On January 20, 2017, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
Mary Faulkner shares seven tactics to reduce the risk of implementing HR Tech. Read, The gamble of implementing HR Tech.

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Read more in, Happiness Runs.

On episode 105 of HR Tech Weekly: Gartner to Buy CEB Inc. for $2.6 Billion in Cash, Stock, Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, Jeremy Roche joins Unit4 as Chief Product Officer, Trump and Sessions plan to restrict highly skilled foreign workers. Hyderabad says to bring it on. Finally, Amazon’s Alexa won the CES battle, but faces a tough war.

Kevin W. Grossman is the Talent Board Vice President responsible for the Candidate Experience Awards and other Talent Board activities for North America. A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS), Kevin has over 17 years of expertise with the HR and recruiting technology marketplace. Kevin Grossman is on HRExaminer Radio.

On Episode 4 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John talks about The HR Headhunter with Brad Warga, a principal at Heidrick & Struggles in San Francisco. The HR Headhunter with Brad Warga.

The gamble of implementing HR Tech

On January 17, 2017, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
What’s the risk of implementing a sparkly new expensive piece of HR software? Mary Faulkner shares her experience and advice from the trenches.

HRExaminer v8.02

On January 13, 2017, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
“The average length of a typical economic expansion cycle is 69.5 months. Guess what: we’re at month 89.” Read Jeff Dickey-Chasins’s article, How Recruitment Marketing Can Prepare for the Coming Recession.

John Sumser analyzes the Gartner acquisition of CEB for $3.3B. The purchase has significant implications for the future of enterprise software. Read, Gartner Buys CEB.

On episode 104 of HR Tech Weekly: Trish McFarlane new Infor VP, Namely raises $50M; Adds time management to help mid-sized companies, Ransomware targets HR departments with fake job applications, Under Armour at CES highlights digital transformation efforts as clothing, and French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours.

Todd Tauber is the VP of Product Marketing at Degreed, an enterprise learning company. In previous work Todd was the VP Research and Practice Lead for Enterprise Learning at Bersin by Deloitte. Todd Tauber is on HRExaminer Radio.

On Episode 3 of HRx Big Ideas Radio, John talks about building strong cultures with Charisse Fontes, the CEO of The Culture Circle.

How Recruitment Marketing Can Prepare for the Coming Recession

On January 9, 2017, in HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, by Jeff Dickey-Chasins
“But we’re due – or overdue – for a new recession. The average length of a typical economic expansion cycle is 69.5 months. Guess what: we’re at month 89. The current expansion has been smaller and weaker than those in the past – which also makes it more vulnerable to outside shocks.” – Jeff Dickey-Chasins

HRExaminer v8.01

On January 6, 2017, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, Neil McCormick, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
“If we listen to the rhetoric, the function of HR is progressing nicely along the path to being recognized as a strategic business partner within organizations and a critical player in the overall corporate cycle. In my experience the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.” Read Neil McCormick’s article, My three wishes for HR and business in 2017.

Joe Gerstandt says that if you cannot settle on clear, concise, and logical definitions of diversity and inclusion you will only truly benefit from them by accident. Read, Different Kinds of Difference.

Employment Branding is an old, old story. Here’s how John Sumser was talking about it in late 2000. Start with From The Vault: Employment Branding 1 of 2 and then finish with Part 2.

This week on Episode 102 of HR Tech Weekly: SAP Analyst Update, Talemetry HealthcareSource Announce Partnership, DOL issues final rule on city retirement programs, “So What Kind of Performance Review Do You Want, Anyway?,” and Gartner predicts future of personal data in smart cities.

On episode 103 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey and John host the year-end show on notable HR Tech news, acquisitions, mergers, funding, and The Top 5 Ways Work Changed in 2016.

Chris Bruce is the managing director and co-founder of Thomsons Online Benefits. Chris led the development of Thomsons Online Benefits very first benefits administration technology platform, Darwin. He is also a patron of the charity JustAid. Listen to Chris Bruce on HRExaminer Radio.

Rounding out the first issue of 2017 we have Episode 2 of HRx Big Ideas Radio where John talks with Alise Cortez, PhD about Finding Meaning in Work.

My three wishes for HR and business in 2017

On January 3, 2017, in HR Trends, HRExaminer, Neil McCormick, by Neil McCormick
Over the course of traveling to 18 countries in the pursuit of better HR practices in 2016, Neil McCormick has developed a perspective on where things stand and three wishes for HR and business in 2017.

Different Kinds of Difference

On December 26, 2016, in HRExaminer, Joe Gerstandt, by Joe Gerstandt
Diversity means difference. Rather than continuing to copy and paste hollow and lazy phrases such as “we celebrate and embrace the rich diversity…,” we can consider that difference shows up in a lot of different ways and we need to understand what kinds of difference have value to us and why.

HRExaminer v7.48

On December 23, 2016, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Oliver Ryan, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
The long awaited time for a low cost SMB wellness platform may be at hand. Oliver Ryan stops by from his post as founder and CEO of Count It Labs, where his team connect wearable tracking devices and apps to power community fitness challenges in the workplace. Read more in his article, Wellness As a Service: Coming To Your Small Business Soon.

John Sumser marvels at Workday’s latest release: the Learning Module. Learning Module provides the means to create, deliver, and track learning material that is intimately coupled with workflow. Each employee can receive just the right amount of content just exactly where it is needed. Read more in, Workday Learning Q and A.

This week on Episode 101 of HR Tech Weekly: Mercer To Acquire Thomsons Online Benefits, Cornerstone OnDemand Said to Mull Sale Under Activist Pressure, Dynamic Signal gets $25M led by Microsoft’s VC to replace the company bulletin board, IBM’s Rometty to urge Trump to support worker retraining, and Want a Job in Silicon Valley? Keep Away From Coding Schools.

Leela Srinivasan is chief marketing officer at Lever, a San Francisco-based hiring software company that aims to transform the way companies find, engage, and recruit top talent. Listen to Leela Srinivasan talk about her obsession with talent acquisition and digital marketing on HRExaminer Radio.

Jeanne Meister and Kevin Mulcahy work at the consulting firm Future Workplace. John sits down with Kevin and Jeanne to discuss how they assist organizations in re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne Meister and Kevin Mulcahy are on our first episode of HRExaminer Big Ideas Radio.